2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe drops cover ahead of Paris Motor Show

Mercedes today unveiled a vehicle that will come as no surprise to fans of the German brand, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 coupe. The GLC43 Coupe is the higher performance variant of the slope-roofed GLC300 crossover. It is defined mostly by its engine, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 producing 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. The…

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Bryce Menzies soars to new distance record in his Pro2 truck

Bryce Menzies is an accomplished off-road truck racer. He’s won the Baja 100 a few times. He’s taken the win for the last two years of the Red Bull Frozen Rush. The TORC Pro2 series? He’s a three-time champion. Bryce was looking to do something a little more grand, though, and the idea occurred to him to go for a new jump distance record in a…

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What’s the difference between steel and rubber brake lines?

Your car’s brakes are pretty darn important. If you have lousy pedal feel, you should do something about that, right? Stopping is at least as important as going. So when you’re looking to fix or upgrade your brake system, should you go with rubber lines or jump up to steel brake lines? Engineering Explained is here to “brake” (hehe) it all down…

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Street FX swaps a monster GT-R engine into a Toyota 86

The Toyota 86 is a wonderful little machine. It’s a rear-wheel-drive sports car that’s affordable, approachable, and a ton of fun. Still, it could use a bit more power. When I say a bit, I mean another 50 horsepower and it would be perfect. When Street FX Motorsports of Australia says a bit, its goal is 1,000 horsepower. Australia is just the…

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Ken Okuyama Kode57 priced from $2.5 million, limited to 5 cars

The Kode57 coachbuilt supercar from Japanese designer Ken Okuyama was one of the stars of the recent Monterey Car Week, and if your pockets are deep enough you can park one on your driveway. Okuyama, who during a stint at Pininfarina led the design of cars such as the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] Enzo and 599, has announced a production run though sadly…

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2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spy shots

With the recent demise of the Phaeton, Volkswagen’s Polo is now the oldest model in the lineup. The current model was first shown as far back as the 2009 Geneva auto show. A successor is in the works and today we have our first look at one of the prototypes. This particular prototype is for the sporty GTI model. We also have spy shots of the…

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Interview: Gymkhana and rally hero Ken Block

Ken Block started racing at what many would consider an advanced age. The then-DC Shoes marketing executive went to a rally school at the age of 36 and immediately took to it. By the next year he was racing, and his big break came a few years later. Nobody gave it to him, though. He created it. He released his first gymkhana video in 2008, and it…

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Adam Carolla buys a Porsche, Corvette takes on an RC car, and more: This Week On The Forums

As bait-and-switch scenarios go, Jackie Panuisiak’s was a pretty bold one. Of course, it wasn’t entirely the Canadian women’s fault, but you’d imagine that folks showing up to the Northern Alberta Lobster Festival were a little disappointed when they were served hot dogs instead of the delicious crustaceans. According to VOCM, the last-minute menu…

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First details on next-gen Audi A1 due in 2018

Volkswagen is working on a new generation of its Polo subcompact, which like its predecessor will spawn an Audi-badged version dubbed the A1. Although the idea of a premium subcompact may seem strange here, they’re all the rage in Europe where fuel prices are higher and cities more congested. These requirements warrant the development of a…

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2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots

Behold our first spy shots of what’s likely to be a new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar. Corvette talk of late has centered on a new mid-engine platform but that’s not expected to be introduced until the arrival of the next-generation Corvette (C8), tipped to be debuting at the 2018 Detroit auto show. Before that…

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